Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was very frustrated and unhappy with the way I looked and felt. I was getting aches and pains that I never had before. Whenever I looked in the mirror I was so unhappy with who I saw. I ‘m a fit person inside and I wanted my outside to reflect that.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I’ve been a runner for 25 years. I was slowly gaining weight but I was still running regularly. I began having back pains and torn ligaments in my ankles. I wasn’t able to run as much. I knew something had to change but I didn’t know what to do. I had seen infomercials for P90X3 and after a while, decided to give it a try. I am a very active person and I couldn’t stand being so uncomfortable.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Being overweight, it was getting more difficult to continue running. Once I found out I had torn ligaments in my feet, I had to go to physical therapy. P90X3 allowed me to get an incredible workout using all of my body and not hurting my ankles further. As a matter of fact, the pain started subsiding and as I lost weight, it went away completely.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked that I was going to get a great workout in 30 minutes. I workout before I leave for work so I am strapped for time. I also liked that most of the routines used your own body weight as resistance. Every workout challenged my body in different ways and once I started losing weight, it motivated me even more. Being overweight, it was hard to do some of the moves at first but I was determined and never quit.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
The first few weeks I didn’t change my eating too much but did all my work outs. I started seeing and feeling muscles. Eating right was the hardest part for me. I already ate somewhat healthy, but not “clean”. Once I got serious and ate right, I decided to add Shakeology to my day and I’ve never looked back! I have well defined muscles and this is the smallest size I’ve been in my adult life! Although I still have a little more to lose, but most importantly I feel absolutely fantastic.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I look forward to being challenged every day. After success with P90X3, I tried T25 and I’m loving that program. Beachbody and Shakeology allowed me to achieve success in getting a healthier lifestyle than I was able to do on my own – and not for lack of trying! I am so happy and love to share my story with anyone who notices the change.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program (such as Shakeology® or Beachbody Ultimate Reset®) support your transformation? What are the greatest benefits you gained? Did you see benefits to your energy, sleep, mood/mental clarity, digestion/regularity?
Shakeology was critical to my eating right. I’ve always had a sweet tooth so giving up added sugars was hard. I found Shakeology was a great addition to my diet and helped reduce my cravings and keep me feeling full and full of energy. I feel great knowing I’m doing something healthy for myself. I haven’t been sick or felt the old aches and pains since I started my Beachbody programs and Shakeology!
Did you achieve any other measurable improvements with a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program? (e.g. Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, triglycerides, etc…)
I was insulin resistant and took medicine for that. After a couple of months when I went back to my doctor she couldn’t believe my blood test results and said I could come off the medication.
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